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1. (WO2018144120) FIBER-BOUND ENGINEERED MATERIALS FORMED USING FOUNDATION SCRIMS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/144120    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/064057
Publication Date: Fri Aug 10 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Dec 01 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B32B 5/02
B32B 5/06
B32B 5/10
B32B 5/26
Applicants: NIKE INNOVATE C.V.
NIKE, INC.
Inventors: DUA, Bhupesh
GREENE, Pamela S.
KILGORE, Bruce, J.
RUSHBROOK, Thomas J.
Title: FIBER-BOUND ENGINEERED MATERIALS FORMED USING FOUNDATION SCRIMS
Abstract:
A fiber bound engineered material is provided that imparts an intended characteristic at an intended relative location. A fiber layer is entangled with additional fibers in a manner to create a non-uniform engineered material. The lack of uniformity of a fiber bound engineered material may be accomplished through manipulation of the fibers and/or through fiber binding a scrim. The fiber layer binds with additional fibers through entanglement such that a mechanical connection between the entangled fibers is provided. This entanglement allows the fibers to bind without supplemental adhesives, interlacing, or connections. Variations in the fibers and/or inclusion of scrim materials prior to entanglement allows for an intended characteristic (e.g., a functional characteristic) at an intended relative location (e.g., a position determined by an article to be formed therefrom).